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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 134 new Covid-19 cases as Melbourne prepares for lockdown

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.17am BST Labor’s Julie Collins has responded to the government announcement of 6,100 new home care packages:The additional home care packages announced today by the Morrison ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison holds press conference on Covid-19 response as Victoria records 134 new cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.22am BST AAP has an update on Victorians who live near the South Australian border:People living in cross-border communities will be restricted to a 50km radius inside South ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison press conference to address Covid-19 response as Victoria records 134 new cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.26am BST It’s a two-flag press conference in the prime minister’s courtyard today.In the meantime, we have also been told there will be national Covid-19 update, with deputy ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews press conference reports 134 new Covid-19 cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.29am BST Dr Kerry Chant says there were eight new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in NSW in the last 24 hours.Seven were in hotel quarantine.A woman in her 30s from south-western...
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NSW-Victoria border closure: do I need an entry permit and are there exemptions?

Melbourne’s Covid-19 spike has prompted the ‘unprecedented’ move to stop people coming into NSW from Victoria. We look at the details, from how to get a crossing permit to whether you need to self-isolateFollow live updates in Wednesday’s Australia coronavirus blogWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownWhat we know about the public housing tower ‘hard lockdowns’Full list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersAustralia hotspots map, stats and active casesNew South Wales temporarily clos...
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oronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews press conference to address Covid-19 cases and NSW border closure

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow liveWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.28am BST As we reported this morning, borrowers who continue to be in financial distress due to the coronavirus economic crisis might be able to get an extra four months moratorium on r...
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Coronavirus Australia update: confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as authorities warn other states of second wave – live news

‘It’s Victoria now, it could be anyone,’ health minister Greg Hunt warns as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century. Follow liveWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.29pm BST Daniel Andrews has been on an absolute blitz of the breakfast media programs, both TV and radio.Most of it was what we have been hearing over the last week. 11.11pm BST The Red ...
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Coronavirus live news: Australian city of Melbourne to re-enter lockdown; India deaths pass 20,000

South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirusMelbourne to re-enter Stage 3 lockdown for six weeksSouth Africa cases pass 200,000 as Kenya plans ‘phased reopening’New Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19UK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 1.18pm BST There have been teething problems in Australia with the permit system allowing peop...
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Victoria-NSW border closure: airlines to slash Sydney-Melbourne flights across July

Other routes to and from Melbourne also face cuts, while international arrivals at Sydney airport to be cappedQantas and Jetstar will “significantly reduce” flights between Sydney and Melbourne, both ways, for the rest of July as the decision to close its border with Victoria has ripple-on effects across the aviation industry.International flights have also been disrupted by the federal government imposing a cap on international arrivals at Sydney airport. As of Saturday, only 450 passengers a d...
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Jobkeeper 'should be extended' in Victoria due to Covid-19 border closure

Victorians should be eligible for an additional two months of payments, the state’s chamber of commerce and industry saysCoronavirus Victoria: 191 new cases as community transmission soarsWhat we know about the public housing tower ‘hard lockdowns’Everything we know about Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailVictoria should be granted an extra two months of jobkeeper payments to allow its economy, reeling from suburb lockdowns and the closure of the New S...
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NSW-Victoria border closure: when does it start, and are there exemptions?

Melbourne’s Covid-19 spike has prompted the ‘unprecedented’ move to stop people coming into NSW from Victoria. We look at the detailsDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsNSW will temporarily close its border with Victoria at 12.01am Wednesday 8 July in response to Melbourne’s coronavirus outbreak.The closure, announced at a press conference by Victorian premier Daniel Andrews on Monday, will be...
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Border Shutdown Is New Setback for Australia’s Film Industry

Australia is to formally close the state border between New South Wales and Victoria in response to a growing resurgence of the coronavirus. The move shuts down all travel between Sydney and Melbourne, the two largest hubs of the Australian film and TV industry. The move was announced Monday afternoon and will take effect from […]
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The Latest: India overtakes Russia, now 3rd in virus cases

NEW DELHI — India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-affected nation by the coronavirus after reporting 24,248 new cases Monday.India has now confirmed 697,413 cases, including 19,693 deaths. Russia has 680,283 cases.The U.S. has had the most cases, with nearly 2.9 million. Brazil is second, with over 1.6 million.Indian authorities late Sunday withdrew a planned reopening of the famed Taj Mahal monument after new cases were detected in the area. India’s Culture Ministry had decided t...
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Asia Today: Australian state's cases spike, borders to shut

MELBOURNE, Australia — The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria recorded a death and its highest-ever daily increase in coronavirus cases on Monday as authorities prepare to close its border with New South Wales.The death of a man in his 90s brings the national death toll from COVID-19 to 105.Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said of the 127 new cases, 53 were among 3,000 people who have been confined by police to their apartments in nine public housing blocks since Saturday.Australia’s Acting C...
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Australia's Covid-19 restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained: how far can I travel, and can I have people over?

How far can you drive and what are the travel and border restrictions in Victoria, NSW and Queensland? How many people can you have over at your house in Tasmania, ACT, SA, WA or NT? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guideSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAustralians have been slowly emerging from Covid-19 lockdowns since the federal government announced a three-stage plan in May t...
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The Latest: Australian state records highest daily increase

MELBOURNE, Australia — The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria has recorded a death and its highest-ever daily increase in coronavirus cases as authorities prepare to close its border with New South Wales.The death of a man in his 90s brings the national death toll from COVID-19 to 105.Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Monday that of the 127 new cases, 53 were among 3,000 people who have been confined by police to their apartments in nine public housing blocks since Saturday.Australia’s Ac...
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Fresh doubt over Sydney Supercars plan

The plan to stage back-to-back Supercars races at Sydney Motorsport Park has been plunged into doubt by news of a Victorian/New South Wales border closure.
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Coronavirus live news: record new cases in India as Australian state of Victoria closes border

New South Wales-Victoria border closed for first time in 100 years; Iran sees highest daily deaths; Spain puts part of Galicia back into lockdown. Follow the latest updatesIndia confirms record new casesTexas mayors warn of ‘serious trouble’ as cases surge across USGlobal report: second local lockdown in Spain; second wave in IsraelSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22am BST Residents in nine housing towers now in hard lockdown in Melbourne say they have been forced to establish their own su...
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Thousands rally at Black Lives Matter protests in Australia

Several thousand people rallied in Black Lives Matter protests across Australia over the weekend to call for racial equality and highlight deaths of Indigenous people while in police custody. About 500 people protested Sunday in Newcastle, north of Sydney, after the New South Wales state Supreme Court approved the rally following an attempt by police to have it banned. A rally in Sydney on Sunday began with a ceremony at which people mourned the Indigenous Australians who have died in police c...
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Three dead after boat capsizes in waters off Sydney's south

Seven weekend fatalities in Australian waters, including death of diver and spear fishermanThree men have died after their boat capsized off Sydney’s southern coastline.Emergency services were called to La Perouse about 12.30pm on Sunday following reports a boat had capsized near the lighthouse. Continue reading...
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The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that close their borders to her state when its capital Sydney had Australia’s largest numbers of COVID-19 cases. Everywhere else in Australia, the vast majority of cases were infected overseas or had been infected by a returned traveler, B...
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Australia: What is a Good Behaviour Licence in New South Wales? - Sydney Criminal Lawyers

NSW full licence drivers may elect to obtain a good behaviour licence rather than serve out driver licence suspensions.
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Eden-Monaro byelection: Labor in front but NSW poll result too close to call

Pre-poll and postal votes are still to be counted – but ALP’s Kristy McBain is just ahead of Liberal Fiona KotvojsLabor has pulled in front at the close of the count in the Eden-Monaro byelection on Saturday night – but the contest remains too close to call, with pre-poll and postal votes still to tally.After a five-week campaign conducted in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, Labor’s candidate Kristy McBain led the Liberal party’s Fiona Kotvojs by a nose late on Saturday night. The project...
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Eden-Monaro byelection: Labor tipped to win NSW seat but yet to claim victory

Postal votes are still to be counted but ALP’s Kristy McBain is just ahead of Liberal Fiona KotvojsLabor has pulled in front at the close of the count in the Eden-Monaro byelection on Saturday night – but the contest remains tight, with postal votes still to tally.While senior Labor sources expressed confidence that Kristy McBain would get across the line, and the ABC’s respected election analyst Antony Green predicted a likely Labor win after a five week campaign conducted in the shadow of the ...
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Eden-Monaro byelection results: too close to call in tightly fought NSW contest – follow live

Follow all the results, news and analysis as Labor’s Kristy McBain attempts to retain seat for ALP and the Liberal party’s Fiona Kotvojs hopes for a once-in-100-year upset. Latest news 1.31pm BST Good God.We have another 30 minutes to [email protected] saying the AEC will count until 11pm #auspol 1.29pm BST I think everyone should just have the “good grace” to let this night end. Continue reading...
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Eden-Monaro byelection results: counting under way in tightly fought NSW contest – follow live

Follow all the results, news and analysis as Labor’s Kristy McBain attempts to retain seat for ALP and the Liberal party’s Fiona Kotvojs hopes for a once-in-100-year upset. Latest news 12.18pm BST The NSW Nationals leader, John Barilaro, is again saying that with the pre-poll Nats preferences, the Liberals will win tonight – and he is predicting that will be by a “decent” margin. 12.13pm BST Richard Marles just pointed out that keeping the Sky News program going for an hour, with no new ...
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Eden-Monaro byelection: counting under way after polls close in a tightly fought contest – follow live

Follow all the results, news and analysis as Labor’s Kristy McBain attempts to retain seat for ALP and the Liberal party’s Fiona Kotvojs hopes for a once-in-100-year upset. Latest news 11.31am BST My eye is now twitching every time I hear the word pre-poll.But for context, there are about 43,000 pre-poll votes in an electorate with just over 114,200 voters. Add in the postals, which are estimated at between 12,000-13,000 and there is a lot going on in the pre-poll. 11.26am BST And again ...
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Eden-Monaro byelection: counting begins after polls close in a tightly fought contest – follow live

Follow all the results, news and analysis as Labor’s Kristy McBain attempts to retain seat for ALP and the Liberal party’s Fiona Kotvojs hopes for a once-in-100-year upset. Latest news 10.21am BST Murph has an update One of the Queanbeyan booths has just come in but no TCP yet. 35 of 86 polling places returned. McBain ahead with a 2% swing #auspol 10.14am BST The other thing to keep in mind, when it comes to supporters of minor parties like the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers – they don’t ...
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Eden-Monaro byelection: polls close in a tightly fought contest – follow live

Follow all the results, news and analysis as Labor’s Kristy McBain attempts to retain seat for ALP and the Liberal party’s Fiona Kotvojs hopes for a once-in-100-year upset. Latest news 9.33am BST It has been a huge day in Victoria – and this is the news that is going to be dominating Australian headlines for the next week. If you need to catch up, you’ll find all the information here: Related: Coronavirus live news: pubs reopen in England, as Victoria announces 'hard lockdown' 9.28am BS...
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Coronavirus live news: worldwide cases top 11m as US states hit fresh highs

4 July holiday weekend set to start with continued rise in infections; Brazil cases pass 1.5m; Boris Johnson defends decision to reopen pubs on Saturday. Follow all the developments liveWhat we’re learning about Covid as US states open upHow Victoria’s outbreak divided AustraliaScotland and Wales attack UK government’s shambolic travel changes 1.22am BST AFP is reporting that the World Health Organisation has changed its account of the initial stages of the early stages of the coronavirus p...
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